Rare Closed Handle SPIERS Dovetailed Smoothing *SOLD*

Code: 2481

A scarce round sided dovetailed infill smoothing plane by SPIERS of Ayr.

Believed to be a SPIERS No.7a improved pattern dovetailed smoothing plane with the rare closed handle.

Marked 'SPIERS AYR' on the lever cap.

Fitted with a good length snecked SPIERS 21/8 inch parallel blade iron, a little over 15/8 inches remain below the slot.

Matching cap iron marked 'WARRANTED STEEL'.  Both the back of the cap iron and the rear rosewood infill are stamped '1', please see close-up image.

Nice tight mouth.

Very good rosewood infill with a wonderfully shaped closed rear handle.

A few surface scratches, pitting and staining spots.

Previous owner's stamps 'R.NORDON'.

All parts move freely and tighten securely.

71/2 inch sole.

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